Graduate students in the Molecular Biotechnology Training Program are expected to participate in the annual MBTP Symposium with poster and oral presentations.   The 2021 Symposium will be split over two days, with invited guest speakers presenting and participating in a panel discussion on Molecular Sensing, Diagnostics, and Surveillance on November 9, 2021 in a Zoom Webinar. Students will present their own research in person at The McKimmon Center on November 4, 2021.

NC State faculty, students, and staff with an interest in biotechnology are invited to attend! Register for the webinar HERE. Questions? Please reach out to the Biotechnology Program:

Molecular Sensing, Diagnostics, and Surveillance

November 9, 2021
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kevin Plaxco, Professor

Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Dr. Deb Hung

Core Faculty and Co-Director of the Infectious Disease Initiative, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Omar Abudayyeh

McGovern Institute Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jonathan Gootenberg

McGovern Institute Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MBTP Trainees and Fellows Research Presentations

November 4, 2021
8:30 am – 3:00 pm


8:30 AMBreakfast
9:00 AMWelcome Remarks
9:10 AMRavi Appalabhotla
9:30 AMDeaja Sanders
9:50 AMXin Dong
10:10 AMJulia Grzymkowski
10:40 AMImani Madison
11:00 AMSam McMillanDifferential response to bile acid stress by Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron is dependent on bile altering enzymes
11:20 AMMelissa Mitchler
11:40 AMDan Willard
12:00 PMLUNCH (provided)
12:30 PMPosters-Odd Numbers
1:00 PMPosters-Even Numbers
1:30 PMPoster Judges Convene
1:45 PMPoster Award Winners Announced, Closing Remarks

Special thanks to the sponsors who help make this program possible:

Past Events:

The 2020 Symposium was a virtual event over two days: Featured guest speakers on November 4, 2020 and student presentations on November 12, 2020. Read about it HERE.